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ICE Operation nets arrests of 95 undocumented immigrants with criminal records in Texas

April 27, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
ICE Operation nets arrests of 95 undocumented immigrants with criminal records in Texas

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ICE agents carried out a targeted immigration enforcement action, which concluded with the apprehension of almost 100 criminal undocumented immigrants during a four-day operation conducted in the Texas Gulf Coast region. The probe led to the arrests of suspects including individuals who illegally re-entered the country and fugitives in eight Texas counties between Houston and Victoria.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers working at the Houston Area of Responsibility (AOR) conducted a four-day operation that concluded on April 21st, according to Breitbart Texas. Police arrested 95 illegals, 82 of which had criminal histories that include homicide, aggravated assault, vehicle theft, child abuse, domestic violence, possession of cocaine, fraud, DUI, drug trafficking, marijuana possession, illegal entry, larceny, possession a controlled substance, and possession of weapons.

According to an ICE press release, authorities arrested 95 suspects, 82 of which had criminal histories that include homicide, aggravated assault, vehicle theft, child abuse, domestic violence, possession of cocaine, fraud, DUI, drug trafficking, marijuana possession, illegal entry, larceny, possession a controlled substance, and possession of weapons.

ICE agents apprehended the remaining individuals for illegally being in the U.S. after deportation and those with previous orders of removal from an immigration judge who failed to leave the U.S.

The Houston AOR spans 54 counties in southeastern Texas. In total, police arrested 87 men and eight women.

The immigrants are natives of countries around the globe such as Cambodia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, and Vietnam.

“This operation focused on fugitives and criminal aliens,” ICE ERO Houston Field Office Director Patrick Contreras announced in a statement. “Public safety is a top priory for ICE. This was a focused operation, but our routine operations occur daily.”

ICE officials listed a sample of the previous criminal offenses of those arrested in the bust. These include:

– On April 20th, a 55-year-old native of El Salvador was arrested in Houston. He was convicted of manslaughter and was deported from the U.S. in 1987.
– On April 19th, a 32-year-old Mexican was arrested in Houston. The man is a member of the Barrio North Side gang with prior convictions for marijuana possession, unlawfully carrying a weapon, and resisting arrest. He was deported from the U.S. in 2006.
– On April 21st, a 44-year-old Mexican citizen was taken into custody near his home in Houston. Moreno has a criminal history of illegal possession of a weapon, vehicle theft, and aggravated robbery.
– April 19th, a 68-year-old Cuban national was arrested at his home in Houston. He was twice convicted of robbery and twice for burglary.
– On April 18th, a 25-year-old Mexican national was arrested and has a criminal conviction for indecency with a child.

ICE ERO officers carried out similar operations in other Texas AORs in recent months. Those include the bust of over 150 criminal suspects in the San Antonio AOR during a 12-day operation conducted in early April. During that same period, ICE ERO officers apprehended 75 criminal foreigners in the Dallas AOR during a three-day raid.

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